Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Day out with Thomas

On Friday, we headed up to Chattanooga along with my parents to A Day Out with Thomas. It was very cute and we had a great time! There were several activities to do before or after your ride on the train. We had our picture made with Sir Topham Hat, played with train tables, jumped in a bouncy house and petted some animals in the petting zoo. There was a 25 minute train ride with Thomas on the front. We stopped in Chattanooga on the way to see Thomas. We went to the Tennesee Riverpark to have a picnic. It was a beautiful area with a river view. We even saw a mother duck and her ducklings. I am so glad we went to see this. We told the kids we were going on a trip so it would be a surprise when we got there. Jake saw the THomas sign as we were pulling into the parking lot and he said "that looks like the day out with Thomas sign". I told him that is where we are going and he was so excited! Ben however, fell asleep, but was excited when we woke him up to go inside.


The mother duck and ducklings

Mimi and Papa at our table

Posing with Mavis

I thought we might miss the train ride.
It was hard to drag them away from these

Jake coming down the slide

Ben and the bunnies

Us in front of Thomas

Mimi and Papa on the train ride

Our junior engineer

Sir Topham Hatt

Listening to Thomas story time

Papa and Ben

Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Granny!

April 14 was my grandmother's 83 birthday, so my dad, the boys and I went to visit her. My grandfather's birthday was the 11th, same as Lee. We spend a few hours at her house visiting and the boys playing with some of her toys. Happy Birthday Granny and Paw Paw!!

Lee's birthday and the Zoo

Last weekend was Lee's 36th birthday. Nana came for a visit, so on Saturday we went to the Atlanta Zoo. It was a beautiful day out and not too hot! Ben was in a stroller the last time we went so this time he was on the go. I thought we were going to see the zoo in 20 minutes if it was up to him. Jake had fun looking at all the animals with Nana. We went into the petting zoo and rode the train, which I believe was Ben's favorite. Unfortunately, my camera died right before the train ride. On Sunday we had my parents over to celebrate Lee's birthday with a cookout and ice cream cake. It was a great weekend!

Lions laying out

My little lion cub

These turtles were having a healthy lunch

Jake and Ben

Standing in big bird's nest

The Orangutans

Ben did pet all the animals,
but by the time I snapped a picture, he was off!

Mimi and Papa gave Lee some shorts and a shirt, and some grill towels to go with his new grill
the kids and I gave him
He also got a nice new cell phone from Nana

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Happy Easter 2010!

This Easter my aunt Janis invited us over to her house for lunch and an egg hunt. This is my dad's sister, so others from my dad's family were there too. It was great to see my cousins that I don't get to see much since they live pretty far away. We had a great time and the kids had fun playing with their cousins.

Jake and Ben's Easter baskets

My cousin Barry, his girlfriend Densie and my mom

Ben hunting for eggs

Jake and daddy finding an egg on the back of the house

Jake and his eggs

Mimi giving Jake and Ben their Easter baskets or bags

Ben checking out his goodies

Mimi, Papa, Lee, and the kids in front
of this beautiful tree in my parent's yard

Our family

Papa and his boys

Jake and his bubbles

Dyeing our eggs!!

Saturday the boys and I dyed some eggs. Ben was big enough this year to join in the fun!

Jake concentrating on his egg

Ben put some stickers on his egg

Look at mine!

They loved putting stickers on all the eggs